The all-new Hyundai Ioniq electric car has made its India debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo.
Upon its launch in India, the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid will take on the Toyota Prius.
The long-awaited Hyundai Ioniq electric sedan has finally made its India debut at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The company has unveiled the pure electric version of the car to gauge visitors response before launching it in the market. Besides Ioniq, South Korean automaker has also showcased the exciting Kona SUV. First unveiled in global markets in early 2016, the Ioniq sedan is the only car in the world to come in three drivetrains – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric. In India, the company will launch the pure electric model in 2019. It was speculated that Hyundai will launch the hybrid version of the sedan, but increase in taxation on hybrids has forced the maker to opt for electric derivative of the car.
This electric saloon has been designed and developed on Hyundai’s zero-emission platform. The Indian Government’s schemes like FAME and NEMMP have surely encouraged carmakers to bring in alternative fuel-ran vehicles, and as result we are seeing a slow yet steady growth in electric vehicle segments. These vehicles attract lower excise duty besides other incentives being offered to promote ‘green’ vehicles. The Hyundai Ioniq sedan is equipped with an electric motor that generates 88kW (120bhp) and 295Nm of torque. This model is claimed to have a range of 280km, and it takes 4 hours 25 minutes to get fully charged using a 6.6 kW on-board charger. Read More – Upcoming Hyundai Cars In India
– Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
– Wireless charging of smartphones
– 7-inch TFT instrument cluster displays
– Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection
– Lane Departure Warning,
– Blind Spot Detection
– Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
– Smart Cruise Control
Hyundai has unveiled the new Ioniq electric saloon at the 2018 Delhi Auto Expo. The company has confirmed that it will launch two new electric cars – Kona and Ioniq – in 2019. It will be imported via CKD route and then assembled at the company’s Chennai based plant. The sedan is expected to be launched in the country in the second half of 2019. We will update you as soon as Hyundai divulge any information on the launch date of the Ioniq.
|Minimum||Rs 35 lakh|
|Maximum||Rs 40 lakh|
Since the vehicle will come as CKD unit, we expect it to be priced between Rs 35 lakh – Rs 40 lakh (ex-showroom). At this price, it will be a direct rival to Toyota Prius.
The company says that “Hyundai designers concentrated on its future-focused character, fundamental to its appeal. A fluid exterior shape and natural air flow channels emphasize aerodynamic body lines and surface volumes.”
Design inspiration for the Ioniq comes from Hyundai’s latest fluidic design philosophy. It comes with hatchback-like profile along with various other smart efficiency solutions help in offering a class-leading drag coefficient of 0.24. Design highlights include hexagonal grille, vertical C-shaped LED daytime running lights, low-beam LED headlamps and 16-inch alloy wheels. On sides, the sedan gets multi-spoke alloy wheels, smaller rear greenhouse area and strong belt-line that runs across the length to merge tail-lamp. The sloping roofline gives it a coupe-like profile. The rear looks sporty and carries a fastback-like styling. It features a sculpted bumper with black treatment and air-scoops. It comes with tailgate integrated spoiler and large green-house area. Also Read – 2017 Hyundai Verna Sedan Fully Revealed
In terms of proportions, the Ioniq electric is 4,470mm, 1,821mm and 1,450mm in length, width and height, respectively. This model comes with a wheelbase of 2,700mm. It has a boot space of 350-litres, which can be further extended by up to 1,410-litre by folding rear seats.
Similar to the exterior, the vehicle’s interior too looks futuristic. Based on ‘Purified High-tech’ design concept, the Ioniq electric cabin has an all-black dashboard with several control buttons for hassle-free operations. The company claims that the interior materials have been chosen with an ‘ecologically-sensitive focus’ to give the interior sleek and purified feel.
Chrome touches on AC vents, door handles, dashboard and steering wheel complements the all-black layout of the cabin. The vehicle’s flat-bottom steering wheel with control buttons over it too looks quite attractive. It comes equipped with a seven-inch high-resolution dashboard screen for driver information. Talking about features, the vehicle gets dual-zone climate control, automatic headlights, cruise control and leather upholstery for seats. A 5-inch touchscreen infotainment system is available as standard, while the top-spec model gets an 8-inch unit.
|Engine||28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery|
|Electric Motor Range||200kms|
|Gearbox||6-speed dual-clutch automatic|
Developed on Hyundai’s zero-emission platform, the Ioniq is available with three engine options in global markets – hybrid, plug-in hybrid and fully electric. Indian market will get all-electric version of the car. It will be powered by 28 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery. This electric powertrain will also power the upcoming Kona electric. It is capable of producing 88 kW or 118bhp of power and 295Nm of torque and power is transmitted to the front wheels of the car. On full charge, the Ioniq electric car can run up to 200km. The battery comes with fast charging and the electric car also has regenerative charging.
Front – Independent, Macpherson strut
Rear – semi-independent, torsion beam
Front – Disc + ABS
Rear – Disc + ABS
Hyundai Ioniq will be the first hybrid car from the South Korean carmaker in India. This hybrid sedan will be an answer to the Toyota Prius hybrid.